Legislative Link
March 29, 2011
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League Capital Conference
April 5-6

Parliamentary Procedure Workshop
April 20, Lansing

MML Region Meetings
May, June 2011

MML Convention
Oct 4-7, Grand Rapids

The Buzz

Time for Michigan to Return to Revenue Sharing's Simple Roots
Ron Dzwonkowski
Detroit Free Press

What's New

Genesee County Leaders Prepare for Future Without State Brownfield Credit

Communities Merging Services Could Get to Change Wages, Benefits

March/April 2011 Michigan Municipal Review

Events Newsletter: The Loop, Your Source for Municipal Education

Grants & Projects

Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

Related Links

RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps



Governor's Reform Plan: League Resource Page Now Available

Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his special message on community development and local government reforms on March 21. The announcement has generated a flurry of activity from local officials, creating a fair amount of questions and confusion. We have created a resource page to provide the latest information available. A button has been added to the homepage for easy access to the resource. MORE>

State Affairs Update

House Passes Urban Cooperation Act Reform – Last week, the House passed reforms to the Urban Cooperation Act, HBs 4309-4312. The bills remove barriers to cooperating and sharing services. Rep. Paul Opsommer has led the charge on these bills since his first term, and we'd like to thank him and the other bill sponsors, Reps. Kowall, Denby, and Hooker. MORE>

House Subcommittee to Hold Another Hearing on Revenue Sharing

League Meets with DEQ Director

Emergency Management Law a Hot Topic at Capital Conference

Federal Update

Census Data Now Available – Michigan's 2010 census data is now available. Information is broken down in many different categories and will now be used in the all-important redistricting and apportionment process. While the overall metropolitan areas of Grand Rapids and Traverse City grew, Sterling Heights was the only city over 100,000 in population that also grew. MORE>

Federal Spending Agreement Remains Elusive

New Report On Bridges Shows Need for More Resources

Federal Transportation Funding Discussion Outlined

Coastal Zone Management Funding Available

21st Century Communities

A Plan for “Good Food” and Economic Growth in Michigan – The Michigan Good Food Charter is a widely supported initiative impacting current discussions about Michigan's food system. The statewide public policy initiative "outlines a vision for the food system in Michigan and 25 agenda priorities to move us towards it in the next 10 years," according to Michigan Good Food's website. MORE>

Michigan Main Street Program Reports Progress Across the State in 2009-2010

Engage Your Legislators This Summer Through the Legislators Building Communities Initiative

Michigan Green Communities Project Database Now Available

Complete Streets Training Offered Across the State

Walking Audits and Bike Facilities Training Being Offered

State Loans Available for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects

Let’s Move Cities and Towns Campaign

Michigan Land and Prosperity Summit



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